Nancy Staisey
Vice President, IBM Smarter Cities, North America

Nancy Staisey is IBM's Vice President, Smarter Cities, North America.

In that role, she focuses upon creating smarter cities that are healthier, safer, and more productive for residents. The position continues her focus on combining business insight with technology innovation over the past 20 years.

Nancy joined IBM through the company's acquisition of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting Practice in 2002. She has spent the last eight years in Northern Europe as Managing Director and as Vice President of Global Technology Services for Northeastern Europe. She returned to the US this year to lead IBM’s initiatives in North America to create "smarter cities" for consumers.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Nancy has worked with Fortune 500 clients as well as mid-sized clients in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and Africa. A graduate of Norhwestern University, she completed her MA and PhD degrees at Carleton University in Canada, where she was a National Research and Development Scholar and Fellow. In 1996, she was named Krieger Wolf Distinguished Lecturer at Northwestern University.